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Both work for Separation 

Under the head of " Irish Nationality," United Ireland of the 
7th February, 1891, publishes the following : — 

" What are we struggling for ? 

" At a time like the present, when so many Irishmen appear willing 
and anxious to place the destinies of their country in the keeping of 
English-Irishmen, we think it our duty, as a journal which for the last 
nine years has kept its place steadfastly in the front of the battle, and 
held aloft the national banner, in some measure to answer this 

" Is a mere Parliament the end of Ireland's aspirations ? An old 

Doric temple in College Green, Dublin, filled with three or four or 

five hundred gentlemen from the country come up to town to put 

their heads together as how best to drain the Suck — is this the thing 

for which we have striven so long and so bitterly ? Is it an assembly 

with a prime minister, a mace, and a sergeant-at-arms, called together 

to enquire into the possibilities of our mines, to construct our railways, 

and to increase our fishing fleets, that is to satisfy the yearning and 

longing of the Irish heart ? Is it even the power to order and govern 

our own constabulary, to appoint our judges, and to settle our land 

question that is to satisfy us for ever ? No, fellow-countrymen ! 

We are struggling to make Ireland a nation." 

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Mr. T. M. Healy M.P., at Mr. William O'Brien, M.P., at 

Newry, 15th March, 1891. Killarney, 31st August, 1885. 

" And if the Liberal Party should " If the olive branch that we 

fail us, then we shall be free and are holding out to England now 

independent to deal with them, as should meet with no better re- 

we were in dealing with the sponse than the raving of the 

Tories in 1886. I am satisfied cockney newspapers — 
they will not fail us ; but if they 
did, I would say — 

" We've a hand for the grasp of "We've a hand for the grasp ol 

friendship, friendship, 

Another to make them quake, Another to make them quake, 

And they're welcome to whichsoever And they're welcome to whichsoever 

It pleases them most to take." It pleases them most to take." 


Mr. Parnell, speaking at Galway, October 1st, 1880, said :— 
" I wish to see the tenant-farmers prosperous ; but, large and 
important as is the class of tenant-farmers, constituting as they do, 
with their wives and families, the majority of the people of this 
country, I would not have taken off my coat and gone to this work 
if I had not known that we were laying the foundation in this 
movement for the regeneration of our legislative independence. 
(Cheers.) " 

At Ballina, April 20th, 1891, Mr. Parnell referred to the various 
Land Acts which have become law, and his action in supporting the 
Land Purchase Bill, continued : — 

" It was for these things that I took off my coat in 1880 — (cheers) 

— and it is for these things that I have got my coat off still — (loud 

cheers) — and that 1 intend to keep it off — (cheers) — until we have 

banished traitors and seceders from the Irish ranks — (groans for them) 

— until we have secured once more a united army and a united 

country, pressing on for the recovery ot Irish freedom and Irish 

legislative independence. (Loud cheers)" — FreewsLti s J curnal, 21st 

April, 1 89 1. 



Mr. Thomas Sextox M- 1 *., at Cork, on 1 7th December.. 1890* 
referred to Mr. Gladstone's declining to give the assurances asked for 
<by Mr. Parnell, as regards his next Home Rule Scheme, and stated : — 

" I may here say that unless Mr. Gladstone, of his own accord, 
gives a statement of his intention satisfactory to us, it will be our 
duty, a duty we shall execute in due time, to obtain assurances from 
:him before any National interest is jeopardized ; to obtain assurances 
from him not only upon the points included in Mr. Parnell's manifesto, 
but upon every point which, in the interests of Ireland, must and 
should receive attention." — Cork Herald, 18 th December, 1890. 


In a speech delivered at the Metropolitan Opera House, New 
Tfork, on November nth, 1890, Mr. John Dillon said: — 

"The cause as claimed for the Irish people is the right to make 
their own laws and name their own representatives. It is the same 
fight in which your forefathers bled and fell. The acquisition of these 
rights which you obtained has made this country what it is. Prior to 
the Revolution your great Republic was a miserable, downtrodden 
province of a Government which now oppresses us. This is the 
cause which we have made bold to appeal to the sympathy of the 
American people." — New Fork World, 12th November, 1890, 


Mr. Edward Harrington, M.P., at Tralee, 1st January, 
1891 :— 

" My friends, there may be yet a long road to travel. It is a 

difficult and a tiresome journey before we get Home Rule, and we 

want every Irishman in that fight. (Hear, hear.) . . . Don't be 

betrayed into any expressions against Mr. Gladstone or any of the 



English Liberal Party. (A voice — To hell with them.) No, we don't 
want to send them to hell. We will want their help, so also will they 
want ours. (Loud cheers.) I say this. I believe Mr. Gladstone is 
sincerely desirous to give us Home Rule, but at the same time he has 
to look to the class of Home Rule he will give ; and I will say this, 
speaking in the name of the young manhood of Tralee, if we don't 
get the management of our own affairs free from outside control 
Home Rule is not worth our taking." — Freeman's Journal, 3rd 
January, 1891. 


Mr. John Deasy, M.P., at Cork, 27th January, 1891 : — 

"Who won the Hartlepool election? Was it the Parnellites?' 
(No, No). Where was the great Crowbar O'Connor on that occasion >■' 
Where was the, sycophant of the Irish party, Mr. Pierce Mahony ? 
They were dancing round Mr. Parnell in Dublin or somewhere else, 
those were the men who have been going round Great Britain for 
3^ears, preaching doctrines that he (Mr. Deasy) and those who 
were with him would not preach. He (Mr. Deasy) had never 
paid on an English Platform what he would not say there that 
night. He had not been saying that they all wanted to be part 
and parcel of the British Empire, with the lie upon the top of Ins 
tongue. He was not going to disgrace his constituents and make 
himself a public liar by going over to England and uttering 
falsehoods there and coming back and saying he was deceiving- 
the people of England at the time." — Cork Herald, 28th January,.